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Re: Timing Marks

From: Joe Mac
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Date: August 20, 2003


Steve, I wouldn't get too hung up on trying to dial the motor into the exact factory specs. The fact that the motor starts and runs means you're already in the ballpark. Most guys use the factory setting as a start and then tweak from there. Remember, to get the best efficiency and performance give your engine as much advance as it will take without pinging. This number could be more or less advance than the factory spec. The Mopar Performance distributor is likely to have a different advance curve than the old Prestolite anyway. As for your starter, if it cranks well cold, but has trouble hot, I'd suspect the starter condition, don't let a weak starter fool you into suspecting the timing. I've been there.


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